NY Jet Kyle Wilson Promotes Exercise to Students
Cornerback tells sixth-graders Darrelle Revis is best friend on team, best quarterback is 'whoever's going to win us games.'
New York Jets cornerback Kyle Wilson—who is in the headlines this week because star Darrelle Revis' torn ACL means Wilson will be filling in for him for the rest of the season—talked to Madison, Florham Park and Harding sixth-graders on Tuesday morning at Madison Junior School to kick off the Jets Play 60 Challenge, which challenges students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise a day for four weeks.
This is the fourth year the program, created by the NFL and the American Heart Association, has been presented in schools.
Wilson fielded questions from students ranging from who the best quarterback is ("Whoever's going to win us games"), if Revis could be back for the playoffs ("I don't know, you'll have to ask him. He'll be fine eventually.") to whether he has taken ballet (No, but he has practiced yoga.)
He told students that practice meetings at the Jets' Florham Park training center are "just like school."
Players learn the playbook, watch film of their opponents and review their own practice footage, he said.
Students were given booklets to log their 60 minutes of daily exercise, which can include physical education class, walking the dog or shooting hoops.
Students who complete the challenge will be eligible to win prizes, including a chance to lead the team on the field against the New England Patriots on Thanksgiving and a Kinect for Xbox 360 game system.